Release of guests from encapsulated masked hydrophobic precursors by a phototrigger

Nithyanandhan Jayaraj, Pradeepkumar Jagadesan, Shampa R. Samanta, José P. Da Silva, V. Ramamurthy

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Examples of release of organic acids from encapsulated p-methoxyphenacyl esters provided here demonstrate the value of a phototrigger strategy to release chemicals of interest in water from hydrophobic precursors. In this study, a photochemical β-cleavage process centered on the p-methoxyphenacyl group is exploited to release the acid of interest from a water-soluble capsule made up of octa acid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4374-4377
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 6 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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